| Feb 14, 2012
| 11:35 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley appealed to lawmakers Tuesday to adopt his "moderate" and "reasonable" proposal to curb development on septic systems, warning that unless sprawl is reined in the state's "Christmas future" would include loss of farmland and forests...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 6:57 AM
Virginia lawmakers declined to back a $300 million bond package that would fund wastewater treatment plant improvements in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
The bond, which passed unanimously in the Senate, hit a wall Wednesday in the House of Delegates....
| Dec 9, 2012
| 1:23 PM
L.J. Kellam Construction, LLC is the first builder on Virginia’s Eastern Shore to achieve the Platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification by the United States Green Building Council. The Platinum rating is the highest...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 6:32 AM
Last year was the Virginia oyster industry’s best since 1989, a sign that sweeping regulations are helping restore the Chesapeake Bay’s signature bivalve, state officials said Tuesday.
Watermen harvested 236,000 bushels during the 2011...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 8:38 AM
Environmental activists rallied in Annapolis yesterday evening, as their leaders described this year's General Assembly session as a make-or-break one for restoring the Chesapeake Bay and fighting climate change.
Senate President Thomas V. "Mike"...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 11:00 AM
I agree with much of what Sen. E. J. Pipkin wrote in his Baltimore Sun op-ed, "Is the Bay Foundation ignoring the threat behind the Conowingo Dam?" published on November 27.
For instance the Susquehanna River, draining approximately 50 percent of...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 6:26 AM
New volunteer oyster gardeners will be trained at a seminar on Aug. 16 at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is conducting the seminar from 6-7:30 p.m. in Watermen's Hall, said a CBF spokeswoman. Volunteers will learn...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 3:00 AM
More crabs to catch and fewer rules by which to catch 'em.
That'd be the Holy Grail for Chesapeake watermen. It's why top crabbers in Maryland, from Havre de Grace to Smith Island, have been traveling monthly, for the past 18 months, to long and...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 4:00 AM
An industry group is accusing the Chesapeake Bay Foundation of misrepresenting the facts in a video investigation the environmental group released last fall purporting to show natural gas wells and processing facilities spewing invisible plumes of...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 4:54 PM
The state's power grid operator does not need a $3.3 billion pair of transmission line projects built through Maryland because the weak economy has slowed demand for electricity, the staff of operator PJM Interconnection has concluded.
The staff will...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 6:51 PM
A plan to reduce fishing for Atlantic menhaden along the East Coast moved ahead Wednesday, though the scale of the cutback came into question amid new doubts about how much overfishing has hurt the economically and ecologically important species.